Friday, December 02, 2016

CAS Watercolour December Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Watercolour December Challenge.  This month, the challenge is ...



I used heat embossing as my resist, using a Christmas text background stamp done in white.  I made a large piece (6" x 9").  Then I sprinkled a couple of colours of green Brushos just on part of the background, spritzed with water and let it dry. Then I added in some red Brushos in the spots that didn't have green, spritzed with more water, and blotted here and there with a paper towel.  It turned out pretty well, but very light, so I repeated my steps to add more depth of colour.

I cut the watercoloured sheet into four and made multiples of the same design. Great way to quickly grow your stash of Christmas cards.

The holly and pine sprigs is a die-cut, which was sponged around the edge with the same colour of ink as the paper, just to give it some shading.  The "berries" were made with a paper hole punch, sponged with a little red, and a white dot added with a gel pen.  Then it was all glued together and placed over top of the text background.

We are happy to have Deepti (Dee's Art Utopia) as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour.  Deepti was the winner of our very first challenge - Autumn with this GORGEOUS CARD! Welcome to the team!!

Please click HERE to check out the Design Team's beautiful cards.

And then come join the fun.  Create a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using Watercolour Resist and then join the challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Edited:  I'm entering this into the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge for December - Red & Green.  Thanks Harriet!









Stamps:  Christmas Story (Penny Black); Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Lime Green, Leaf Green, Scarlet; Versamark; Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, Blissful Bundle die-cut (Memory Box), paper hole punch, sponges, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Watercolour Resist

33 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll love the background stamp

Anne

MaryH said...

Love the Christmas colors sponged over the resist background. The holly spray just adds even more beauty to this pretty card. TFS

nancy littrell said...

Loll, Gorgeous Heat Embossed Christmas Text background watercoloured with Brushos. I have never tried adding just one color of Brushos and letting dry before adding another color if you do not want the colors to blend.

Also coloring a large background and cutting up for several cards is a great way to mass produce beautiful one of a kind cards :-) TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Harriet Skelly said...

Fabulous example of emboss resist Loll! You can enter this into the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - CAS with a twist of red and green!

Susan said...

Loll, I love the way you managed to get red and green on the background without it getting muddied into brown. I must learn to be more patient and let it dry in between! Love the die cut spray of greenery and berries. A wonderful card!

Mrs A. said...

I love this Loll. Colours are so pretty. Hugs Mrs A.

Nancy Stislow said...

What a great technique to keep the colors from bleeding together! This is another one I have to try and the effects are beautiful. Combined with the emboss resist and your beautifully shaded die cuts, this is on, gorgeous card!

Mac Mable said...

This is such an eye catching technique and love how the white embossing pops against the ever so pretty background. Fabulous CAS with a fabulous technique x

Nonni said...

That's a very beautiful background! I love this technique, I hope I can find time to play along!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, the colours are amazing especially as they didn't muddy at the junction.

Lisa Lara said...

Perfection Loll.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

. . . and there's one of those famous watercolour technique backgrounds, that you are the queen of Loll! LOVE it and that Christmas text is fabulous! I love the colours you have used (very festive) and that holly and pine arrangement, is fabulous! Thank you for continuing to pop by my blog and leaving your sweet comments, it means a lot to me, especially now, when my blogging and visits are so sporadic! I'm hoping Mum will be strong enough for me to ease off a little next year and I can get back to blogging proper again! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Jeanne said...

Lovely work, Loll. What a pretty and festive card! :) Your backgrounds are always very impressive and beautiful. :)

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll! I'm on a real red and green kick this Christmas, so this card really popped out at me! Love the text background with the Brusho's and the holly die cut and green sentiment finish off this card beautifully! :0)

Bonnie said...

This background is amazing, Loll! The colors are so perfect for Christmas! And I love that little spray of greenery with the red berries! Gorgeous, my friend!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Text background inspired me. I have long been sure about the Christmas stamp with text, now I know how I can use it :-) Floral composition wonderfully complements the card. As usual, a great card.
BożenA xx

Bobby said...

I need to practice with my Brushos to get this much control. That background is amazing, Loll.

Brenda said...

Sorry Loll, I am once again behind on my commenting. This is a beautiful card, I am so loving that background you made! The dies you used are perfect for that traditional background. Beautiful indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

In a word: breathtaking! This is simply amazing, Lolly!! Hugs, Dolly

TK said...

Beautiful, Loll! I love that you kept adding colors to deepen the beauty!

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous as all your cards are...love the look.
hugs,
karen

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job using red and green watercolors, Loll...your background is gorgeous! I love the text, and how you added the greenery and berries! So festive and lovely...I'm inspired!!!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Loll ... the Christmas foliage is just lovely over that fabulous background! Hugs, Anita :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous Loll. x

Colleen said...

Loll, your background turned out fabulous! I am so glad you gave a description of how you achieved it! It is soft, yet definitely has the depth you were looking for and wonderful background for the beautiful die cuts!

Linda said...

Beautiful background using your brushos. I tried that but was not too successful. May have to give it another try. Lovely, lovely card. Hope you are doing well with your radiation.

Pat said...

Love the white resist with the red and green brushos over the top Loll and then the pretty foliage and a great sentiment to finish. x

OH Babs said...

I really love this card. Once again thanks for sharing your technique. I consider you my mentor as you are an inspiration. Fight the fight. Barb

Linda said...

This looks so pretty here but it's stunning in real life, the white embossing really pops against the Brushos.
Thank you so much for the Christmas card Loll, it took pride of place during my weekend workshop and was admired by everyone. Guess what they all want as one of the first workshops next year .... yep! Brushos.
Hope everything is going OK ..... look after yourself hun and have a great Christmas. Big festive hugs coming your way xx

Deepti said...

This is so very very pretty :) the watercolors with text look awesome :)so happy to Guest with you all awesome ladies

Donna said...

I adore this very beautifully made card, Loll.
Take care. X

Ksenija said...

Loll, what an amazing card! Love the panel you created with resist effect and brushos. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. May success and happiness knock on your door throughout the New Year! - Sweet Kobylkin

Suchi said...

What a cool technique Loll! Loved your card- it is beautiful! Thank you much for playing with us at STAMPlorations!
Suchi xx